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Labor Market Area
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  Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county‚Äôs county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.  

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Grant County Labor Market Area  
  2017 Aug. 2018 2017 Aug. 2018  
  Civilian Labor Force 11,531 11,697 904,222 911,124  
  Employed 10,965 11,239 867,120 877,517  
  Unemployed 566 458 37,102 33,607  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.9 3.9 4.1 3.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Grant County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2013 7.4 7.0 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.5 5.3 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.4 4.3 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.9 4.1 5 4.9  
  2017 4.9 4.1 4.9 4.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Grant County 2015 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 2,077 21.2  
  Commuting Out of County 7,713 78.8  
  Total Residents 9,790 100.0  
  Employees in Grant County  
  Working and Residing In County 2,077 45.0  
  Commuting Into County 2,537 55.0  
  Total Employees 4,614 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and border states only.  

  Average Weekly Wage, 2017  
    Grant County Kentucky (Statewide) U.S.  
 Total All Industries$737$845$1,042 
 Total Private Industries8048651,064 
 Natural Resources and Mining01,0491,086 
 Construction7781,0111,155 
 Manufacturing1,2311,1081,272 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities667789881 
 Information9421,0442,011 
 Financial Activities7411,2361,752 
 Professional and Business Services1,4889311,377 
 Education and Health Services1,201906940 
 Leisure and Hospitality302327441 
 Other Services and Unclassified490626734 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.